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Record 18842

Reading Experience:

'I received your splendid work the other day; and have placed it in my little library, having only looked over the plates, and some references from these; and read the general history, in which I have found many things that interested me in no ordinary degree.' [Later in the same letter, after recounting a local farmer's amazement at the size of the book, Hogg calls it 'your extraordinary work, in which the labour and research truly confounds me']
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1819 and 19 Dec 1819
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: county: Dumfriesshire
specific address: Eltrieve Lake
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:James Hogg
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Nov 1770
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: farmer / writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Surtees
Title: History and Antiquities of the County Palatinate of Durham, The
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published Aug 1819; volume I of four
Provenance: owned
sent by Surtees


Source Information:

Record ID: 18842  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Collected Letters of James Hogg, The
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2004
  Vol: I
  Page: 436
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 436,, accessed: 29 March 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Robert Surtees



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